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again we are going to cancel again our january 82013 meetings and calling a special meeting for january 24th 20132 prime minister 315 public here in this room. okay that was all of the good news. not you have to go to the really not to sso happy move. the moving on of two really great friends who have been at the water front together doing really amazing thing and so i'm going tart with allen nevling who has been doing surveys at the port now for 19 i 19 narrow years and joined us from the department of public works and as you can imagine in the least 15 and-a-half years surveying has evolved from a manual process to a more complex computerized process but nonetheless, it's a very critical function here at the port of san francisco. it effects things like our drudging control, how we measure that, designings and leasing of our
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properties repair and construction plans, surveys for least boundary and is et cetera. and alan has worked on an amazing number of projects which will live on in perpetuity. and so it's not that easy to be a port surveyor a lot of the project are actually under the piers and require a boat and bounce along regardless of the tied and get precise measurements regardless of the types of installations and it can be apparently very a scary and alan no has not made it into the the port staff that has fallen into the basen and so you they for not joining it it's an very exclusive club. and so easy an amazing person there is no task that is too difficult for his analytical mind he is a good friend to all of his
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colleague and is many year ago i asked him a question and i asked him what is the distance between peer 48 and -- park and his answered amused my that i kept it and so i'm going to keep it. it's two want 6 miles of quo miles and 3.0 miles from the street front to street front and 0-point miles of northeast corner of peer 48 to the tip of head beak and so that is nothing if not pre-site and humorous and really fun and something that we will never forgot. you should be a math teacher because you know how to make matt fun allean alan and so that you for your amazing friendship, stuartship and power and it's hard to think that you are not going to be with us anymore and you have been out on vacations and rumor has it that you may be going to a state that is not surrounded
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by any sides by water and that is hard to imagine and so hopefully that means that you will be back with us very often and so full all join me in a round of applause for alan. (applause). . we have a wonderful plack for alan but before we present it if anyone would like to come up and say anything about alan today, please feel free. >> well, alan, 18 and-a-half years, it's hard to imagine it's been 18 and-a-half years since you and i talked about this position and you decide today come over from d p w and you have great to work with and energic and accepting of the work assignments and getting it done. it's been wonderful working you. and i want to add in the thank you's, so thank you for all of the goodwill you
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have generate from the other groups, you are not just working with engine hering here in your assignment and is but with all of the other division and is i hear so many other good things coming to me about your work with planning and real estate and all of these other division and is getting thing done and accomplished port wide and shoe for for everything and i wish you the best in your retirement. (applause). . >> i'm in charge of the facilities and -- group alan had been in my group for william like -- i joined the point in 2,002 so almost ten years and he is so pleasant to work with and he always had a solution to the difficult problems. anytime i used to go to him, alan can you do this? it seems kind of a complicated problem to me, he said yeah, let me think about it and look at it and within a few
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hours, he would have a solution by hen and so allean is very talented and a great person to work with and he made such a valuable contribution to ports, graphics and mapping needs and it would be hard to replace him and i'll miss him and i witch you all the best in your retirement. (applause). susan director of real estate alan first of all,, best wishes to you and my condolences to ed for losing and you to ology of the rest of us who are going to have to survive without you and i don't know to our least exhibits are ever going to be the same and i want to thank you again and reiterate what the others have said i have never heard "no," from and you that is one thing that is really -- i'm thankful for, because
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it's so hard to get stuff done sometimes because there is so many moving parts but you always come through and we appreciate it and real estate is really going to miss you but good luck to you. thank you. (applause). . >> i'm alan's wife susan. and i'm not going to give a lot of direct comment and you know, i think that everyone has spoken very well of my husband, i'll say that he has often wandered what he will do in requirement retirement and about a month ago we learned about a site where you can do online tutoring and other things and i have been encouraging my husband that he can pass on the skill of serving by teaching others through this source and so we are investigating that and or any other way that he can do surveying and teach it it
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others. thank you. (applause). alan, i want to add you know the port is such a small organization and we have so many diverse activity that we under take, we really need renaissance people like i you are so capable with your surveying work your you are such a poll lite. i often wonder you have this smile on your face as you watch the rest of us run around the port and we are really lucky that you put up with our phonetic pace of all of us and we are lucky that you are going to find something to do with your skills and this teaching sounds like an excellent thing to do and i want to close with two observation
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and is i recall that we had worked together on the specialty crushing project and in terms of putting together the boundaries of that and we had our tenants crush a pile of rock and store it on the back land and the back land is an unimproved back land and the it started to sync and you had figured outhow much it had sunk and it gave us all good relief. [laughter] and on a personal note. i want to thank you for making me feel like my desk is not so messy ... thank you alan. (applause). . >> is there anyone else that would like to speak on alan's behalf? i want to say, thank you all it's been a pleasure and on
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honor working here and i don't know what else to say i'm choked up but i have enjoyed ever bit of it. >> and before you leave alan, we have a plack for you and it reads alan nevling thank you for 18 plus years of outstanding service may 19, known to december 12, 2012 commissioner's port of san francisco you will definitely be missed. (applause).
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. >> good luckalan. please leave us your memory. our second is rap bert macintosh who's the ceo of peer 49 and a position he has held for a lifetime hmm bob. he joined peer 39 when it was six -years-old at that point in time and he saw the salt pier 39 through the earthquake which was a big deal, the eventually demise of the 'em bark dare row [spelling?] freeway and all of the great extraordinarily wonderful development the port has been doing in that period of time as well as a whole bunch of
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other impacts from positive and negative to tourism. bob has served as as ceo for about of 12 years dating back to 2,000, he is trying to retire at the end of this month he managed to get 2 feet out of door in august and have been consulting back to the pier ever since and he has been an icon of the water front. someone who has represented the interest of the water front all over the city bob has been a board member of san francisco travel the fisherman's whofer community benefit district the san francisco chamber and california travel association and under bob's guidance he has changed check out the restaurants and retaining the best of the best and has driven peer 39 into it's current world
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renown amazing number of visitors every year and it's reputation for being a family friendly location. i love a number of things about bob, but his own stated key to success tells you why he has been so successful at the water front and that is his belief that people like to be on or close to the bay and that they are drawn from the to the activity on the bay from the large cargo ships and to sail boats and kayaker and is the sea loin sanctuary that has come under his rain and the draw of fresh fresh that we take for freehand here on the water front. as i was no oned as port director bob sent out an e-mail to me right away and he said we are your biggest client and we are her here to serve
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and you bob has helped to mike this water front the success that it is and attracted all of the great new business that is have followed and it's hard to imagine a future without him but fortunatelily he only moved up the street and bob is going to be helping us and we are trying to hook him to be on the 150th anniversary committee of the port and so bob i see you have a tons of friend here in the audience that are going to say a ton you have wonderful thing about you but i want to say that we all admire what you have accomplishing accomplishmented and thank you for setting the bar very rehigh and please come back here and tell us how to do it all the time. thank you. (applause). . if there is anyone that would like too speak on behalf of bob please come forward. just a
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few. of the. commissioners taylor satisfied and friend of bob macintosh peer 39 a couple of comments some observations about bob that we all wanted to share for all of us lucky if you have to work with bob each of us received something special confidant. mentor figure father friend and for those of you who have not met bob yet make it a point do so because he is a genuine warm and caring person. he ept hepatthrough terrible disaster such as 9-11 and the economic meltdown he helped us process per keeping pier 39 a clean friendly place to visit
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and under bob's direction it became the most visited pier and total sales have grown to million dollars of dollars till today. bob bob's legacies to pier 39, fisherman's whof and to the city thank you bob.. >> for he is a jolly good fellow ... and nobody can deny," "... (applause). . so is anyone he will going to speak?..
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>> go ahead susan. while you are completing all your hugs, susan reynolds again director of real estate. bob i want to wish you well in requirement, but don't be a stranger and thank you for all your support and everything that you have done including leaving pier 39 in very compatible hands capable hands and that is important if you are going to leave leave a good structure behind and he has done that and on behalf of real estate, i want to thank you four making our lives so much easier thank you very much. >> (applause). . >> good afternoon i'm joe from san francisco travel and i would like to add my commends about mob macintosh and what he has done for pier 39 and i'll not going to sing but offer to
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share sparkling wine with him after this ameliorating. bob has made pier 39 one of the main attractionings for san francisco. he has given to board and san francisco a better place to live and visit and we have had some great memories from working with bottom from hosting international powwow and to the improvement of the district and renovation of the mass cone knee they are and so on a behalf of the travel industry it's been a pleasure working bob he is a photographic guy we are glad he is not leaving town and bob thank you for everything. (applause). . >> good afternoon commissioners my name is keiven
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with the hotel counsel of san francisco and i wanted to speak and thank bob for quite a few thing but i'll make it brief when i start to work with the community benefit district on fisherman's whof and he was so conclusive to the point and said, we have an extra ticket to the luncheon would you be able to go and i was like absolutely because i wanted to try to meet more people and at types they asked them if i work for pier 39 because that was the ultimate complicate because visiblably everything you did did was to make sure that i was included and so you have done incredible things for pier threatening and fisherman's whof and the city and thank you for the work that you do.
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>> judge edwards senior property manager when i first came to the port at the same time that kevin did you took the time to take me under your winnings and create a partnering relationship and helped me three navigate some of the politics and got us off to the right direction and i'm so glad that you were there for me and so thank you and i wish you the best of luck in your score, i guess, the saim name of it and so we are looking forward to being the results of that i'm sure it will be fantastic. thank you. (applause). is there anyone else who would like too speak? well like everyone else when i first join the commission bob was one of the first people i went out to lunch with and we went out to lunch at pier 39 and the he told me all about pier
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39 and fisherman's whof and i'm definite going to miss him and we have this wonderful plack that does not say enough about your contribution to the water front and it says macintosh welcoming 20 years of welcoming visitors near and far port of san francisco december 2012 ... (applause). . >> i'll like to make just a few comments. twenty-eight
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years went pretty fast. but, all of the people that i have worked with at the pier, at the port, they are the ones who have really made the job easy. and you know, all of the people at the pier you know, they did all of the work. i kind off steered the ship but they did the work so, i really give them all of the credit for the success of pier 39. there is no question about had a and i thank you very much. i'll -- i have great memories and i'll keep them and i appreciate this. thank you. (applause). . >> commissioners in a little bit of sad news we are and hope that we are going to be able today to adjourn in honor of search people we have loss in the last month, those include
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francis alwrote oh,-steve chu who died in his early 50 exps a port employee and john kellogg who lived well into retirement and both walter new man and steve injury regarddo of the by deans family who also passed away last week and so if i may asked those two to our adjournment i'll like to add those to our report and that concludes my report. >> is there any other public comment? item seven b informational update on jefferson street. >> ladies and gentlemen i would like to introduce john thomas the department of public words works the department public works and has taken this on together with a number of
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port staff that will be supporting him so if you would like to. >> good afternoon commissioners director moyer and as al, leaves i would acknowledge that i worked with him before and it's a coincidence we had worked together judge and for me to be here and so i'm here to provide with you a brief update on the jefferson project and judge snow the project extends from jounce street to hide along jefferson and includes complete replacement of the sidewalks sidewalks and road way and the sides will remain 15 feet and an all knew 19-foot sidewalk will be added to the north side of the street this will result in had a twin road way and park
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parking is eliminated within those limits. in terms of where we are the bids were opened on october third in the to proceed was granted to bell man landscape and construction on december third and construction is scheduled to begin on january second and expected to be completed by june of 2013 in time for the summer's america's cup racings. the first phase of construction will entail the removal the tractions on the north siteside of the street and then followed by repavings and once that is complete traffic will be moved to that section and then we will begin the nubbing construction for the any road way and sidewalkses and the probability also included one phase of the p g and gvment e replacement of the gas line and within the life of this project
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we will replace the water main entire the length the jones to hide and expending approximately one 80 feet beyond that to the west. again once completed traffic will move too to that side and the traffic will move on the south and then once we are completed on the south side and the road way ichs we will do dot final appropriation on the north side and is estimating complex by the end of may. i'm happy to take any questions you might have. >> thank you we do have public comment. taft guy: . >> good afternoon commissioners my name is taft sky and i have been a street
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artist since 1974 most artists like the jefferson street made into a policewoman 98 and the widened sidewalks provide space for our three by 4-foot booth and is we used to have more than five spaces on the street but due to construction we have only about 15 left. even though most artists don't work there due to lack of spaces available we circulated a pigs this last weekend and over 225 artists signed it requesting that these few spaces remain part of our program i sent you a copy of this possession last week. the petition reads for most of those years we have had handmaid wears between hide and jones street and the construction project
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will begins in 2013 ask will revitalize the area and open a new pedestrian mall and we feel we add to the colorful ambiance of however we feel fear father fear our space may be limit and had so we petition you to give us the same number of spaces we have had and we have yet to hear a definitive yes that we will clueinged in the plan. on the port commission website under seven goals of the water front use lan it states "economic access which reflects the divertsity of san francisco," also, "diversity of activity and people," this quite
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accurately defines who speed street artists are and lolls and visitors come to the whof because it's interesting and fun and a little unpredictable including artists and making it exiting and in some ways we are insertion ambassadors where to eat how to get to and buy this and that and so please keep street artists on jefferson street. thank you very much. >> thank you. john tuny. >> i'm the manager and the place populace ray over here across the street from the pier boardings and about this time last year, we were in -- speaking on behalf of the street
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artists to request that we be kept at jefferson on jefferson street when the construction work is done and even though, here at jefferson plaza, we were all in the same situation about this time last year when the occupied the encampment was across the street from all of the businesses all along the quart front and we you and -- we were at the front line of all of that and acting as a buffer to protecting a lot of business and is interests along the water front. and we would like for to you take that into consideration that you know, we not only park the colorful city in term of locally made art. , but also we were brothers and aunts at one time when then campment was there and to you know, like beggings and asking that you keep us iy

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